This work is on view.
molded polyurethane over lithograph
- Dimensions (H x W x D)
31 7/8 in x 63 7/8 in x 2 1/2 in
- Inscriptions & Markings
signature/maker's mark: LR "Oldenburg '69"
inscription: BC "Profile Airflow"
- Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary Art
- Object Type
- Credit Line
Gift of Karen and Harry Groth
- Accession Number
© Claes Oldenburg/Coosje Van Bruggen
Beginning in 1965, Claes Oldenburg created a series of works relating to the Chrysler Airflow he recalled from his childhood. For Oldenburg, the automobile is also a surrogate for the human body and an icon of contemporary culture. Here, he updates the modern form of the 1935 automobile with the plastics technology of the sixties.